Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To praise enthusiastically and often publicly; applaud. See Synonyms at praise.
  • transitive v. To acknowledge or declare with enthusiastic approval: She was acclaimed person of the year.
  • intransitive v. To shout approval.
  • n. Enthusiastic applause; acclamation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To shout; to call out.
  • v. To shout approval; to express great approval.
  • v. (rare) To salute or praise with great approval; to compliment; to applaud; to welcome enthusiastically.
  • v. To claim.
  • v. To declare by acclamations.
  • v. To elect to an office by having no opposition.
  • n. An acclamation; a shout of applause.
  • n. A claim.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To applaud.
  • transitive v. To declare by acclamations.
  • transitive v. To shout.
  • intransitive v. To shout applause.
  • n. Acclamation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To applaud; treat with words or sounds of joy or approval.
  • To declare or salute by acclamation.
  • To make acclamation; shout applause.
  • n. A shout of joy; acclamation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. praise vociferously
  • n. enthusiastic approval
  • v. clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval

Etymologies

From Latin acclāmāre : ad-, ad- + clāmāre, to shout; see kelə-2 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • She was acclaimed as the best singer of the year.

    March 14, 2007

  • The queen won a wide acclaim from the people in England.

    March 13, 2007